School to auction gym seats

Own a piece of El Do High School History. El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools is replacing the theater style seating in the HS  (upper) gym this summer. The old seating is being removed soon and the district is offering the old seats for sale to the public. The seats will be available for inspection and

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Training for fire truck drivers

IMAGINARY OBSTACLES – The El Dorado Springs Fire Department sponsored an Emergency Vehicle Driver Training Course, which was provided by the Missouri University Fire and Rescue Training Institute.  MUFRTI provided the instructor and classroom materials.  The class was attended by firefighters and officers from the fire departments of El Dorado Springs, Stockton and Walker. The

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Boyscouts to sell smoked chicken

Last year the El Dorado Springs Boyscout Troop 230 held a smoked chicken dinner fundraiser. It went over so well and we’ve had a lot of requests to do another one. So, if you missed out last year, here is your chance to join us this year. And if you joined us last year, we

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ElDo flood

LAFAYETTE – The police dispatcher called Fire Chief Bob Floyd about 10 p.m. Monday, May 20 and asked him to check a report of flooding on Lafayette St. Floyd found this car off the road, driver door and trunk open. Photo by Bob Floyd.

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Flags Across America on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day to honor the men and women who died while serving in America’s Armed Forces. Please join the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary by displaying the flag at your home and business on May 27, weather permitting. Originally called “Decoration Day”, it began after the Civil War to commemorate those who

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Memorial Day Ceremony

VFW Post 257 will conduct a Memorial Day Ceremony at the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019. The public and especially all veterans are encouraged to attend. If you have questions please contact Honor Guard Captain, Tim Bartkoski at 876-5068 or Post Commander, Brent Beckman at 876-4298.

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Ice breaker

POLAR STATION REFRESHES- The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at the Polar Station – Purified Ice and Water on Thursday, May 16.   Present were (from left) Crissa Gardner, Melanie Farran, Trish Burns, Renee Daniel, Jackson Tough, Jack Daniel, Elisa Duras, Peggy Snodgrass, Trina Malleck, Heather Brown, Jordan Payne, owners

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Pool to open

The El Dorado Springs swimming pool will open Thursday, May 30.  Pool hours are 1 to 5 p.m. daily. Daily pool fee is $3. Remember, rafts, innertubes and beachballs are not permitted at the pool. The first session of swimming lessons will be July 8-19 and the second session from July 22-August 2.  Lesson prices

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Municipal band to open season June 1

The El Dorado Springs Municipal Band is the oldest continuously performing municipal band in the state of Missouri. The 2019 season will be the band’s 133rd year! Saturday, June 1 will be the first concert in 2019. The Municipal Band schedule is each Friday and Saturday 8-9 p.m., and Sunday from 2-3 p.m.

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The Rock Wall

A week or so ago, Rick Swank told me he was starting to look for Hen of the Woods mushrooms. Last week, right on queue, two of them appeared in my south yard a few feet apart. I harvested them and each one barely fit in a gallon zip lock bag. I couldn’t get Rick

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